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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (showing love)
a. cariñoso
My cat is really affectionate in the morning.Mi gata es muy cariñosa en la mañana.
Your son is so sweet and affectionate!¡Tu hijo es muy dulce y cariñoso!
b. afectuoso
Your father was never very affectionate, but he loved you.Tu padre nunca fue demasiado afectuoso, pero te quería.
2. (in correspondence)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
With affectionate greetings, Raul.Con cariño, Raúl.
Your affectionate daughter, Mary.Tu hija que te quiere, Mary.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. afectuoso(a), cariñoso(a)
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affectionate [əˈfekʃənɪt]
1 cariñoso; afectuoso
2 (in letter endings)
with affectionate greetings cariñosamente; afectuosamente; your affectionate nephew con abrazos de tu sobrino
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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